Hey Hey friends, let me introduce a super talented Wedding Videographer/Cinematographer to you!!! My friend….Mr. Austin Barton of AceLegendary. http://www.acelegendary.com Based in Springfield, MO. and available for travel worldwide!
Today I’m sharing an interview I had with my pal Austin about his career as a Wedding Videographer. In every career I’ve had, I’ve been a huge networker (I love interesting people!) So when I started my photography career again after our girls were all in school, I decided I needed to network with the best people in the business. Austin is one of the top wedding videographers in my humble opinion, not only because he takes wedding day footage and creates art with it for his clients, but he’s super chill, fun to work with, professional, and he’s just plain cool, even if he’s a little bit of a geek too:) haha! I just want to support, encourage, and push each of my wedding vendor friends to the next level, and I think we are all doing that! Super proud of this guy. Check out his story!
1. What’s the best part of your job? “This is a tough question, as there are so many rewarding elements when it comes to filming weddings! I love arriving early for the morning preparations and seeing a blank canvas of creativity waiting before me. I love capturing the little moments between my couples despite the craziness that goes on around them during a typical wedding day (“First Looks” are great for this). I love the moment when, while editing, a soundtrack just clicks and the whole film comes together. I love the reactions when my couples watch their film for the first time, and I love their excitement to share with their friends and family. The list goes on and on” . . . 2. Looking back, tell us about a memorable event you’ve filmed. “I had the opportunity to film an elopement, in which myself, the photographer and the officiant were the only guests. Filming began in the morning with homemade breakfast and snuggles on the couch, followed by setting up the ceremony spot under a tree in the middle of a field. The typical festivities and formalities fell by the wayside and, in their place, the love between two people became the center focus. I have filmed weddings of all shapes and sizes, but this elopement has stuck with me throughout the years.” 3. Where do you find your inspiration? “It should come as no surprise that I am a huge movie buff, and therefore draw a lot of inspiration from cinema. We are also fortunate to live in a time where television series have reached, if not exceeded, the quality of feature films. When I sit down and watch any form of filmmaking, I am constantly analyzing composition, lighting, choreography, camera and editing techniques.” 4. How important is capturing audio to you? “Audio is crucial to filmmaking in general, and the same applies to capturing weddings. The sounds of bridesmaids chatting, grass crunching under the weight of folding chairs as the ceremony site is being set up, the quiver in your groom’s voice as he reads the note that you gave him. These are all things that allow you to relive your wedding day in ways that photos cannot accomplish alone….